Monday, May 21, 2012

Garden Tasks for Early Summer (June)

  • Feed flowering shrubs and roses with a rose fertilizer to promote flowering.
  • Weed carefully to avoid damage to nearby plants.
  • Buy bedding plants and plant out after the last frost.
  • Plant hanging baskets and summer pots outside when all risk of frost is past.
  • Plant out half-hardy and tender bedding plants after the last frost.
  • Prune late spring-flowering shrubs and climbers after they have bloomed.
  • Trim vigorously growing hedges, like privet.
Other Tasks
  • Remove suckers from roses.
  • Tie in climbers regularly to their supports.
  • Divide congested clumps of primulas and irises after they have flowered.
  • Continue to take softwood cuttings.
  • Mow lawns regularly and lower the blades.
  • Water new plants in dry spells.

This list was found in Learn to Garden: A Practical Introduction to Gardening.  I did modify the list a little.   

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